Small Queen Angel Fish, Holocanthus ciliaris, about 1.75Ē†to 2.5" long, net caught in the Florida Keys.† Queen angelfish are without a doubt one of the prettiest angelfish found in the Caribbean. †Although they look a lot like a blue angelfish at all sizes, they tend to have more vibrant colors and seem to maintain those vibrant colors throughout their lives.
Queen and blue angelfish will live a long time in an aquarium, and if you have a big tank, they will grow pretty big.† They will eat just about anything, but there are special foods on the market that will enhance their color and balance out their diet, so I would suggest that you switch foods occasionally to keep them looking their best.
Small queens and blues will fight if kept in the same aquarium, so pick one or the other but not both.† Most of the larger angelfish from the Caribbean are not considered "Reef Safe" because they pick at corals and invertebrates, so keep that in mind when you're thinking about adding one to a tank with corals, clams, or sea anemones.
Please Note:† Any new fish purchased from us or from a local pet store should to be quarantined.† All fish from anywhere in the wild can be possible carriers of bacteria and protozoa that can lead to an infection in your system, so we always recommend that you use some sort of quarantine system prior to adding them to your system.† If you have a fish only system and can medicate the whole system, you may not need a separate quarantine tank.† If you have a reef system that cannot be medicated, a good ultraviolet sterilization system should prevent any kind of disease outbreak.† We medicate our system for bacterial infections and protozoans, but because we donít always hold our fish for long periods of time, there is no way to be sure all the protozoan cysts have been killed.† A little bit of prevention will save you lots of trouble down the line.